Are you the galaxy’s greatest starfighter ace? Can you slip through corporate servers like a ghost? Or, perhaps, you’re ready to make your bid for the Iron Throne…
Whatever your game, the FFG World Championships are your chance to prove yourself against the world’s best!
This year, Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) is hosting its World Championships on November 4-8, 2015 at Fantasy Flight Games Center in Roseville, MN. For five days (one day longer than previous years), players will be competing in the following games:
See the schedule for the tournaments here.
Anyone who attends will get a bunch of swag – a t-shirt, deck box, and an alternate art card for each game. Anyone who plays through the full Swiss rounds of a World Championship tournament will also get two additional copies of the alternate art card for that specific game. The winner of each tournament will win the chance to work with the game’s developers to design a card for future release! Also, the top players of each event will get custom prizes.
In addition to World Championship competitions, FFG has Organized Play for its various games, as well as a variety of side events. There will be warm-up tournaments, wrap-up tournaments, draft tournaments, X-Wing Epic Play, and more, all with additional prizes and giveaways!
In order to attend, you must pre-register; there will be no on-site registration. FFG will be reserving seats for World Champions and Regional Champions, so you’ll need to act quickly if you want to get a pass. Passes go on sale starting 12:00 PM CST on June 15 here.
For more information about the FFG World Championships, including more details on registration for specific tournaments and for Regional/National Champion registration, check out Fantasy Flight’s website here.
The Swooping Hawks of the Warhammer: 40K universe are winged Aspect Warriors famous for their ability to deep strike into enemy territory. They are led by the imposing Baharroth, Cry of the Wind. Now the flying Phoenix Lord enters the Warhammer 40K: Conquest LCG battlefield, as one of the included cards in Fantasy Flight’s expansion pack Descendants of Isha.
In the run leading up to March releases, Fantasy Flight Games takes an in-depth look at this notable general.
He is renowned for his speed in battle, and he has led his Swooping Hawks to countless victories. In Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, Baharroth’s ability text consists of just one word, but that word conveys everything you need to know about the Swooping Hawks’ fighting style. Baharroth bears the Mobile keyword, allowing him to move to an adjacent planet at the beginning of any combat phase.
Having a powerful character able to move across planets forces your opponent to spread his or her defenses thin, paving the way to defeat when the inevitable strike comes.
The pack also includes many support cards to join Baharroth in battle including Baharroth’s Hawks, wargear such as The Shining Blade and Banner of the Ashen Sky, and the event Cry of the Wind.
By playing this free event after a unit moves from one planet to another, you can move that unit to an adjacent planet. This naturally increases the mobility of your Mobile units, but it also gives you a response to your opponent’s Mobile units, allowing you to force them back to the planet they originally came from or draw them further on into a deadly trap. However you use Cry of the Wind, it’s certain to secure air superiority for your warlord and his armies.
For a look at the Dark Eldar cards from the pack read here.
Fantasy Flight Games is keeping the pressure up on the wallets of Living Card Game and RPG fans with a “flight” of new releases in March. Android Netrunner, Star Wars LCG, Warhammer 40K: Conquest and Lord of the Rings LCG are all getting fresh cards to expand players strategic deck building choices while new RPG resources are coming both for Dark Heresy 2nd Edition and Descent 2nd Edition. ACD Distribution has the scoop and you can read about it in more detail here.
Let’s take a look:
Android Netrunner LCG: Breaker Bay
Breaker Bay continues and extends a Data Pack cycle exploring the “SanSan” region of the Android world. In particular, the University of the Californias at Breaker Bay and its students. The Data Pack offers new resources, programs and operations for both runners and the megacorps looking for new deck options.
Star Wars LCG: Jump to Lightspeed
Jump to Lightspeed finishes up a cycle of Force Packs exploring the famous Rogue Squadron from the Star Wars Universe. True to the old adage of saving the best for last, this Force Pack includes none other than Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon. Enterprising Rebel commanders and Imperial operatives will both find plenty of ammunition for galactic conflict and enhanced deck construction.
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest LCG: Descendants of Isha
Descendants of Isha is the last War Pack in an extended cycle exploring Warlords and other leaders of various factions in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. This time the subject is Eldar, aka Space Elves. Long ago the entire race descended into the darkest hedonism, eventually splitting into the good Eldar and the super-bad Dark Eldar. Descendants of Isha offers up 2 new warlords, one to try to help lead each of these armies to deck domination.
Lord of the Rings LCG: The Lost Realm Deluxe Expansion
A big box expansion, The Lost Realm offers a whopping 165 cards to help flesh out the regions relating to the wilds of the North. The expansion includes 2 new Dúnedain heroes along with a host of allies. The expansion also focuses on player cards that reward players for engaging enemies, along with 9 new encounter sets and 3 new scenarios.
Dark Heresy Second Edition: Enemies Within
In the Warhammer 40K universe, the Empire of Man has always been obsessed with rooting out corruption. Enemies Within (not affiliated with the Rush song) offers up new backgrounds, talents and roles to help the Ordo Herticus do the job right. New rules are included for Sister of Battle operatives as well as new and improved heretic-conflagrating weapons. Game Masters receive additional cult-related adventures and cult/plot generators.
Descent 2nd Edition: Heirs of Blood Campaign Book
There’s always more to do in Terrinoth! Heirs of Blood “descends” your quest to a whole new level with a sweeping completely new adventure, 32 new econouters and quest outcomes with drastic consequences as players defend the heir to Saradyn and face the infernal forces of the Overlord (who’s not really that bad of a guy, honest).
Again, for more info check out the ACD Distribution newsletter.